Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 326, 537-553 (1997/10-2)
Gas segregation in the interacting system Arp 105.
DUC P.-A., BRINKS E., WINK J.E. and MIRABEL I.F.
Abstract (from CDS):
Arp 105 is an example of a collision between an infrared luminous spiral (NGC 3561A) and an elliptical (NGC 3561B) galaxy in a cluster of galaxies. Duc & Mirabel (1994A&A...289...83D
) reported in this system the genesis of star-forming tidal dwarf galaxies at the ends of the tidal tails emanating from the spiral. In this paper, the gas distribution in Arp 105 is analyzed based on HI and 12
CO(1-0) emission, mapped with the Very Large Array and the Plateau de Bure interferometers. The observations reveal an extreme segregation between the atomic and molecular gas distributions. HI clouds as massive as 6x109
are found along the tidal tails and are associated with the dwarf galaxies at their tip; the spiral disk itself contains less than 5x107
of HI. About 1010
of molecular gas is concentrated in the central 3kpc region of the spiral. Towards the elliptical, HI is seen in absorption. The shape of the absorption line suggests inflow and capture of gas by the giant galaxy. Arp 105 thus shows direct evidence of mass transfer between a spiral and an elliptical. All these phenomena are interpretated as a direct consequence of the interaction between NGC 3561A and B. A study of the dynamics of the system reveal that the HI in the northern tail is composed of two individual components, one along the optical tail, and a second one, kinematically decoupled, which shows signs of rotation. Indications of rotation are also seen in Hα
in the tidal object at the tip of the southern tail. These observations show that these tidal dwarf galaxies might have already acquired dynamical independence.
galaxies: individual: Arp 105 - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: formation - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - radio lines: galaxies
Table 5: [DBW97] HHMMSS.s+DDMMSS N=3.
APG 105S is defined as a Tidal dwarf Galaxy in 2000Natur.403..867B as [BLD2000] A105S.
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